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Letter: First impressions count – time to smarten up the ‘tatty trains’

train at ryde station

This reader believes something should be done by the Isle of Wight council to improve the first impression visitors have when they arrive in Ryde. He believes the trains and station are tatty and should be improved.

Friday, 30th June, 2017 1:39pm

By Michael Saunders with 10 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight Council ‘most short-sighted, ignorant and stupid collection of officials’

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The upcoming restriction on size of trailers allowed at the Isle of Wight's rubbish tips is a subject that has been raised before and will come up again.

Friday, 26th May, 2017 4:50pm

By Gordon Payne with 16 readers' comments

Letter: Disappointment over ban on trailers at Isle of Wight dumps

garden waste

Andy S-C feels strongly the Council should review their decision to ban trailers at any of the waste recyling centres (ie. the dump) and find ways to accommodate Islanders who rely on trailers to efficiently transport their garden waste.

Wednesday, 26th April, 2017 1:48pm

By Andy S-C with 10 readers' comments

Letter: NUT strike has nothing to do with children’s education

nut education cuts

This reader from Reading believes that if a child must attend school, then the teachers must also attend in order to teach them. They're also not happy about teachers dressing "as if they are going to a barbeque in a friends back yard".

Monday, 17th April, 2017 1:55pm

By Pip Neal with 27 readers' comments

Talking to children about loss of loved one: NSPCC share advice

rio ferdinand

Following the emotional insight into Rio Ferdinand’s grief following the death of his wife Rebecca on BBC's 'Being Mum and Dad' programme, the NSPCC share some helpful advice on how to talk to children about the loss of a loved one.

Tuesday, 4th April, 2017 1:07pm

By Colin Peak

Letter: A hard Brexit that damages South East can still be stopped

March4Europe Tim & Catherine

Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East, Catherine Bearder, says that voters can and should have their say over what comes next.

Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 3:53pm

By Catherine Bearder with 57 readers' comments

Letter: The Community Interest [Conservative] Company

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Phil Jordan says the Conservative 'One Island One Service’ announcement demonstrates they have no new ideas or understanding about how to get the Island through the financial crisis it faces.

Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 12:16pm

By Phil Jordan

Letter: Are we really going to be ‘stronger out’ Mr Turner?

Vix Lowthion - green scarf

Despite Isle of Wight MP, Andrew Turner's claim, Vix Lowthion (Isle of Wight Green Parety Leader) says it's not at all clear that we will be ‘stronger out’ of the EU.

Friday, 17th March, 2017 8:23am

By Vix Lowthion with 64 readers' comments

Letter: Why the threat to the NHS is real

Frank James Hospital

Steven Goodman invites readers to join him and others at the Frank James Hospital in East Cowes on Saturday to celebrate five years of campaigning to protect the former hospital - whilst those at the London event urge politicians to protect the NHS.

Thursday, 2nd March, 2017 6:41pm

By Steven Goodman with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Undercliff Drive resident expresses scepticism over Leader’s ‘promise’

undercliff drive by lois jennings

This resident on Undercliff Drive says after years of discussions, studies, surveys, the present solution has been arrived at. She's sceptical of the council Leader's promises to reopen the road - suggesting the upcoming election might have a bearing.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 8:15am

By Lois Jennings with 11 readers' comments

Letter: East Cowes has ‘clearly become a battle ground for developers’

norris castle

East Cowes town councillor, Karl Love, is worried the town has become the battle ground for developers on the Island and its townspeople are getting caught up in the middle.

Saturday, 11th February, 2017 9:22am

By Cllr Karl Love with 28 readers' comments

Letter: Parents should not be penalised with rise of Floating Bridge charges

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With the cost for pedestrians set to rise by 50% on the Cowes Floating Bridge - which makes a profit each year - East Cowes councillor, Luisa Hillard, says it's unfair that families should be financially penalised through no fault of their own.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 2:39pm

By Luisa Hillard with 21 readers' comments